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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura how is the book so far??

message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee I loved reading your comments as you were reading Chrissie. I gave this one four stars too. I thought it was very enjoyable.

message 3: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Laura, are Luncheon of the Boating Party and The Forest Lover the same book? The text about both books are the same! My views really swished around with this book. Part of the time I was very uncomfortable, but I thought the ending really brought together att the different themes and was VERY good. On the other hand I do not feel like jumping into another Veeland, while I can definitely do that with Chevalier. Lee, didn't your emotions go up and down. I guess I really just kind of hate being told what to think about a particular piece of art..... I don't like being told what I should be feeling or thinking!

message 4: by Lee (new)

Lee Chrissie, I guess it didn't bother me so much and it's really only the author's pov. I enjoyed the passion of it!

message 5: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Artemisia's passion for art WAS tremendous and it led her to understand others' misbehavior.

message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura no at all, Luncheon is about Renoir and Forest Lover is about Emily Carr. I agree, she has a hard style of writing, I felt the same when I read Forest lover. But, in the end, I liked it, I understand your feelings.

message 7: by Chrissie (last edited Jan 20, 2010 02:25AM) (new)

Chrissie Laura, feels good that another person also understands what I am trying to get at! Lee also explained that Forest Lover was about Emily Carr. I am kind of drawn to read Luncheon b/c it takes place near Paris. Does it also have the more harsh tone evident in the Artemisia novel? Have you visited the Renoir museum at Cagnes-Sur -Mer? Just lovely!!!

message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura no, I didn´t have a chance to visit Renoir museum but it´s still in my plans!!

Have you ever read any book by Ian Pears? He wrote some historical mysteries based on some painters. Hayes may add some more information. Take a look...

message 9: by Laura (last edited Jan 20, 2010 03:03AM) (new)

Laura From Wikipedia:

Jonathan Argyll series (art history mysteries)
This series describes the adventures of art historian Jonathan Argyll and two members of the (fictitious) Art Squad of the Italian police: Flavia di Stefano (deputy) and General Bottando (head of the squad). Books:

The Raphael Affair (1991)

The Titian Committee (1992)

The Bernini Bust (1993)

The Last Judgement (1994)

Giotto's Hand (1995)

Death and Restoration (1996)

The Immaculate Deception (2000)

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